City of Minot to report landfill expansion analysis data to public

MINOT, N.D. - Last spring, the City of Minot gathered input from residents after many expressed concerns about the current landfill expansion plan.

Expanding the landfill in its current location would cost $75 million over a 20-year period, by far the least expensive option.

One option is 18 miles east of Minot and would cost roughly $110 million over a 20-year period.

The second choice is 12 miles west of town and would cost just below $115 million over 20 years.

The city says they hope this data can help them make an informed decision on what to do next, but having constructive input Thursday night is just as important as the numbers.

“If there's an overwhelming amount of support for this facility to be located out of town, maybe that's what we need to look at,” said Jason Sorenson, Minot Public Works assistant director.

The meeting is open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Minot Auditorium on Oct. 11.